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University of Maryland Eastern Shore REU in Marine and Estuarine Science

Primary Institution: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
State: MD
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Marine, estuarine and environmental science
Description: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore REU Site will provide a research program for undergraduates during the summers of 2009-2011. Eight students, particularly rising sophomores, will be selected each year to participate in an intensive 10-week research program in marine and estuarine science. Students will be offered a broad range of mentorship in disciplines ranging from environmental chemistry to fish ecology. Students will receive a stipend, free housing and board at the University and supply money for conducting research with a faculty mentor. The program is supported with funds from the National Science Foundation Directorate of Biological Sciences, in partnership with the Division of Ocean Sciences. In addition to research, weekly workshops will be conducted to train students in writing a research proposal, analyzing data, scientific ethics, and various contemporary topics such as global climate change. The workshops will be led by experts at the University or with NOAA. Apart from weekly workshops, REU interns will also participate in field trips involving canoeing along the pristine Pocomoke River, and hiking through an internationally recognized wetland on the lower eastern shore of Maryland. At the end of the summer, REU interns will present research they have conducted with their faculty mentors during a symposium that will be held at the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center. Interns will prepare a short report of their research which will be culminated into a publication of symposium proceedings. Students with limited opportunities for research, particularly in coastal systems, and from groups under-represented in science are particularly encouraged to apply.
Stipend: 4500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/15/2010
Job Website: http://www.umes.edu/LMRCSC/Default.aspx?id=21166

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Paulinus Chigbu
Carver Hall
UMES
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Email: pchigbu@umes.edu
Phone: 410-621-3034
Fax: 410-651-7869
Secondary Contact: Todd Christenson
Carver Hall
UMES
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Email: tchristenson@umes.edu
Phone: 410-651-7846
Fax: 410-651-7869
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